Create a Wavy Band Surface in Cinema 4D


In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the technique I came up with to recreate the nice, clean undulating bands in these spots:

RocknRoller Studios for The Sound of Deep House

WeAreSeventeen for Betfair

I’ll start off by showing you my thought process and my first two failed attempts and see how I finally came to discover how to recreate this look. Cinema 4D has an amazing amount of useful tools and I had to think outside of the box (or cube) to figure this one out!  The technique I demonstrate in this tutorial can be applied to many styles of mograph and hopefully helps you think out of the box next time you become stuck trying to figure out a technique!

UPDATE:  I’ve had a few Twitter buddies share their alternate methods of recreating this look that are very interesting; there’s no one way to do things!   Here are all the project files, including my project file using the method I demo’d in this tutorial.

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FLOW | A Mograph & VFX Process Part 01: Overview


Today I am proud to announce a new multi-part series of videos called ‘FLOW’ that will showcase a Cinema 4D & Nuke workflow.  FLOW will explore that workflow experienced in a real life motion graphics & visual effects project.  Artist Craig Whitaker will guest host this series along with myself and we will discuss both the “how” of getting through a project as well as the often more important, “why”.  We will begin at the early stages of art direction, script review and initial client requests. As we move through the project, various software techniques and choices will be explained and demonstrated – with the focus being on why each step of the project was completed in a certain fashion. Topics will include but are not limited to: art direction, addressing client demands and changes, matchmoving, when to get out of 3D, and much, much more.

Please enjoy Part 1 where guest host Craig Whitaker Jr. will give a brief overview of the project we will be breaking down and more about what we want to accomplish in this FLOW series.  Stay tuned for more videos in this series!

Watch Part 2: Tracking in Nuke

Watch Part 3:  Creating the Particle Flow in Cinema 4D

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Create a Fractured Text Transition in Cinema 4D


In this tutorial I’ll be going over how you can recreate the Winter X-Games 2013 text fracture transition using Cinema 4D.  First I’ll show you how to keyframe the words going from one word to another using the MoType object, then we will add distortion using a Displacer deformer and other methods to get the a seamless, smooth, and organic fractured text transition.  Finally, I’ll show you how you can easy change the words to create a new text transition quickly and easily!


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Text Edge Pro | Bevel Kit for Cinema 4D

Text Edge Pro

Beautiful bevels in Cinema 4D & Cineware.  Infinite options.

Take your 3D text to the next level with this all-in-one bevel toolkit.

Text Edge Pro is a must have tool for anyone who works with 3D type or logos inside of Cinema 4D.  This is a preset that creates brilliant looking text and logos super fast, perfect for broadcast, movie trailers, print, or any workflow that requires creating beautiful 3D text.  With it you can add custom outer, inner bevels, and edges to any text that goes above and beyond the stock bevel options in C4D.  The best part?  It’s non-destructive!  What does that mean?  Develop your text bevel look and you easily edit it, change the font or text just like you would with the MoText object while keeping the bevel intact making iteration a breeze!  Along with applying bevels on your type, you can also put bevels on any spline shape you bring in, whether it be a logo made in Adobe Illustrator or a spline shape made directly in Cinema 4D.   Start by using any of over 50 bevel preset scene files that are included, or start from scratch creating your own bevel, texturing your text with over 50 materials, and light it using over 20 HDRI’s, Text Edge Pro has everything you need to create amazing 3D text!

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What’s new in Text Edge Pro?

Text Edge Pro takes your text to a whole new level.   It’s faster, includes over 15 new features, and now has Mograph and Dynamics support built in.    With it’s extremely intuitive controls, endless customizable options, and over 50 text bevel preset scene files, 50 materials, 20 HDRI files, 15 custom inner bevels, plus the ability to make & use your own custom bevel shapes, it’s essential for anyone who needs to make amazing looking text or logos inside of Cinema 4D or Cineware.


Version Compatibility & Cinema 4D Lite

Text Edge Pro requires Cinema 4D R12 (Broadcast or Studio version) and above.  Text Edge Pro is fully compatible with R13 (Broadcast or Studio version) and above including Cinema 4D Lite meaning you can create gorgeous text for use in Adobe After Effects CC.  NOTE: Preset scene files require Broadcast or Studio version.


Feature List

• Built in Mograph & dynamics.
• Cinema 4D Lite compatible.
• Over 50 Text Edge preset scene files
• Over 20 HDRI files for super sexy reflections
• Over 50 materials to texture all your bevels
• Non destructive, easily change the letters or font while keeping your custom bevel look in tact making iteration a breeze
• New material manager helps you make texturing all of your text’s bevels in a jiffy
• Compatible with Cinema 4D R15’s new kerning feature
• Text field input automatically updates Text Edge layer name
• Low rez proxy option to speed up viewport scene when working with mograph & dynamics
• Full text alignment options for use with Mograph Effectors
• Option to have back bevel mirror front bevel
• Editable capping & fillet edges
• Over 15 custom inner bevel splines included
• Ability to use your own custom bevels
• Simple & intuitive interface & controls
• Rebuilt from the bottom up for improved speed


Preset List

Beautiful bevels in Cinema 4D & Cineware.  Infinite options.

Take your 3D text to the next level with this all-in-one bevel toolkit.

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